Miles Over The Moon

Miles Over The Moon

The Miles Over The Moon Road race is a unique, “Midsummer Night” 4 Mile Road race in beautiful and historic Salem Massachusetts! This race begins and ends at the Bentley School at 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. The race goes by several Salem landmarks, such as Dead Horse Beach, Salem Willows, Salem Common, and Collins Cove. Enjoy the twilight of sunset as you take in the sights as well as Ocean views.

Proceeds from the race support annual donations to local high school track programs, scholarships, and the family-friendly Wicked Kidz Race.

See below for more race details, parking information, important safety items, course tips, and course map.

Date and Time

July 15 2022 at 8PM

Entry Fee

Pre-registration: $30

Day of Race: $35

Location

Race to start at Bentley Academy Charter School, 25 Memorial Drive Salem. Day of Race Registration 6:30PM-7:45PM

Race Swag

Race t-shirts provided to the first 250 registrations. Sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Awards

Overall winners Male and Female.

Age group awards for top 3 males and females: Youth (19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-49), Senior Masters (50-59, 60-69, 70 and over)

Timing and Results

Bib chip timing provided by Second Wind Timing Company.

Parking

Parking at the Bentley School lot and at Salem Willows. Please DO NOT park on adjacent residential streets. See below for more details.

Post Race

Post-race food and beverages at Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive, Salem.

After Party and Awards Ceremony at Brothers Taverna, 283 Derby Street, Salem

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, on Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 14 from 12:00 noon to 5PM.

Event Overview

Miles Over The Moon will be held on Friday evening, July 15 2022. The race begins and ends at the Bentley Academy Innovation School (formerly known as Bentley Academy Charter School) at 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. This is a twilight evening race which starts at 8PM. Race volunteers will be on-site at the Bentley School starting at 6:30PM to assist runners. Race shirt and number pickup will be available on Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 14 from 12:30-5:00PM at New England Running Company at 43 Enon Street in Beverly. Shirt and number pickup will also be available on-site at the Bentley School. There will also be on-site registration the day of the race. We will have an after-party at Brothers Taverna at 283 Derby Street in Salem.

Proceeds from the race support annual donations to local high school track programs, scholarships, and the family-friendly Wicked Kidz Race.

See below for more race details, parking information, important safety items, course tips, and course map.

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Sponsors

Miles Over The Moon is grateful in receiving support from our generous sponsors. These organizations join us in our club’s mission of fitness and philanthropy. Please consider them for your own needs.

Course Tips

As mentioned Miles Over The Moon goes through several historic and beautiful areas of Salem. Throughout the course we will have helpful officers and friendly volunteers to guide runners. Reviewing these course tips will be of additional assistance as you enjoy the race:

  • Please review our Safety Information, pay particular attention to the construction down at Salem Willows.
  • You will cross over Szetela Lane twice – once approaching the two mile mark as you pass Bentley on Memorial Drive, and another as you exit the bike path returning to the school.
  • The course runs through Salem Common. The curb is flattened as you enter and exit the Common, but please watch your footing. When in the Common, run around on the outer gravel path until you exit on Pleasant Street.
  • Be careful running down Bridge Street to Osgood. Remember that roads are not closed to traffic. 
  • Enter the bike path on the left side of Collins Street. Stay straight on the entire bike path, exiting by running straight towards Szetela. Do not follow the bike path left as it curves at the junction.

Course

Our course features a fast and fun four miles through historic Salem featuring waterfront views.

Race begins at Bentley School, running east on Memorial Drive, past Dead Horse Beach and around the front of Salem Willows, turning right on Fort Ave. Head down Fort back to Memorial Drive, taking a left onto Szetela. Run down Szetela to Essex Street, then a right on Washington where runners will then take a left into Salem Common. A 2/3rds loop around the inside of the common will have runners exiting the common at Pleasant Street. Left on Pleasant down to Bridge Street, then right on Bridge to Osgood Street. Runners will then go through Collins Cove on East Collins Street, bear left onto the Bike Path, then left back on Szetela returning to the Bentley School.  

Course Highlights: Enjoy great sunset views around Salem’s waterfront with this unique race route that loops around Collins Cove. Race begins with a slight downhill trip down Salem’s notorious Naumkeag Hill followed by a long slow uphill on Fort Avenue. The course loops through Salem Common, then back around Collins Cove to race headquarters, where you can enjoy post-race refreshments and celebrate your twilight run accomplishment!  

Helpful volunteers will be on the course directing your way.